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Rivoli RestaurantRivoli Restaurant
2989 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay

A great place for foodies and special occasions. Went there with my hubby for our wedding anniversary on a Monday which was surprisingly busy. Had the crab cake (note the singular description) but had a wonderful salad with the crab cake. Hubby had the mushroom fritters. Both dishes were delicious. Would have like two crab cakes for the price. We both had the king salmon for the main course. Both were perfectly cooked. Had the sticky toffee pudding but it tasted like a caramel cake. I guess it’s the British version of a pudding. Service was spotty. Our server provided great wine and food info but we couldn’t get his attention to order our main course wines and our check. Overall, we had a great experience. More

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Corso RistoranteCorso Ristorante
2215 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

As frequent diners at Corso, we love to introduce it our friends. As usual, we got raves for the food and service. It's rare to find anything so predictably excellent. More

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Creekwood RestaurantCreekwood Restaurant
174 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Great food and amazing service. Small neighborhood place with great flavors and an owner that really has taken the trouble over the ambiance, decor and food. The service was top notch too and they have a solid and reasonable wine list. More

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Riva CucinaRiva Cucina
1044 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Wonderful food. Nice variety. My wife’s pasta melted in your mouth. The wild boar sausage dish had excellent mix of other flavors from wild mushrooms. The scallop appetizer was also wonderful. More

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Julia's RestaurantJulia's Restaurant
1031 reviews
$$$$
French | Berkeley, East Bay

Beautiful place in a great location. Loved being able to sit and talk with friends and not deal with a noisy restaurant. Very elegant! More

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Lucia'sLucia's
239 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Some of the best pizza I have ever had! The Dough was extraordinary. The service was outstanding and the desserts were delicious! I will definitely be coming back on my next trip to the Berkeley area. More

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donato&co.donato&co.
478 reviews
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Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Excellent meal. The food was of great quality. Simple dishes but high quality produces. Desserts are particularly good and original. You should try the meringue 😊 Highly recommend More

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Longbranch SaloonLongbranch Saloon
375 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay

Service was great!! We had a large party and they were fantastic! Food was terrific. Cheese curds our if this world! Highly recommend. More

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FinfineFinfine
41 reviews
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Ethiopian | Berkeley, East Bay

Delicious food and friendly service - it’s a family favorite restaurant. More

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Ajanta RestaurantAjanta Restaurant
1004 reviews
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Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

Excellent meal and service! More

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Limewood Bar & RestaurantLimewood Bar & Restaurant
651 reviews
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Californian | Berkeley, East Bay

We went for lunch. the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Moreover, the staff was particularly attentive to my six-year-old granddaughter. As she sat down, the hostess handed her crayons and a sheet with a castle design to color. The waiter brought her food, ordered from a kids' menu, immediately, rather than make her wait for the grown ups' food. Much appreciated. More

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Zut TavernZut Tavern
663 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Berkeley, East Bay

Great food and service, but it was quite noisy, making conversation a bit of chore. The tables were close together More

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Skates on the BaySkates on the Bay
5611 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Berkeley, East Bay

Really nice place. I didn't expect Skates to be as good as it was. The views are wonderful and I thought that might be the high point. But the food was also wonderful. The service was excellent even though the place was very busy. We were really impressed with Skates. More

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AkemiAkemi
262 reviews
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Japanese | Berkeley, East Bay

Simple, beautiful, and delectably delicious! Elegant oasis from the hustle and bustle of Solano Avenue. The Akemi roll is a definite must-try! More

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AgrodolceAgrodolce
586 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Absolutely amazing food! If you are looking for authentic Italian, definitely go here! Wished I lived in Berkeley so I could go and eat there every week! More

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Berkeley Social ClubBerkeley Social Club
104 reviews
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Korean | Berkeley, East Bay

My wife and I shared the appetizer platter at happy hour for $18 and it was enough food for the two of us. Very tasty! More

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Lalime'sLalime's
2573 reviews
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Californian | Berkeley, East Bay

Lalime’s is everything we had hoped for and more. It was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. Food was terrific, as was the wine. Ambience was nice. It was lively without being too loud. My only complaint was the wait staff was not up to everything else. Not bad, just not on the same level. Our waitress clearly wasn’t that interested in her work. Understandably perhaps. But when you go to a restaurant like Lalime’s, you kind of expect a higher level of service. She was perfectly competent, and the food arrived on time, and all that good stuff. She just wasn’t charming. And you kind of expect that. Also, portions are small and the cost is high. Again probably something you should expect. But I will definitely come here again. Not on a weekly basis, but for special occasions. More

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Nico's 1508Nico's 1508
119 reviews
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American | Berkeley, East Bay

We had never been to Nico's 1508 but decided to go for brunch on Mother's Day since it was one of the few places in Berkeley that would take a brunch reservation. The food was very good and we liked having a curtained booth. But what really made it a wonderful experience was our waiter, Joey. He was so personable and told us he was planning to Facetime with his mom as soon as he had a break. What's not to love about that? More

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Maison Bleue BerkeleyMaison Bleue Berkeley
47 reviews
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Bistro | Berkeley, East Bay

This is a great location for downtown Berkeley. Perfect place to catch a bite to eat before the afternoon show at the Berkeley Rep. Busy place, probably because the food is good and the staff is friendly. We hit an especially busy time, so it was pretty noisy. The outside area would be great in nice weather. More

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Revival Bar+KitchenRevival Bar+Kitchen
2122 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay

Great service. Have raised their game. More

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Claremont Lobby Lounge & BarClaremont Lobby Lounge & Bar
53 reviews
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American | Berkeley, East Bay

We had so much fun at the Claremont Tea. The food was delicious and our server, Shauna, went above and beyond to make it a memorable experience. More

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Mitama Japanese RestaurantMitama Japanese Restaurant
109 reviews
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Sushi | Berkeley, East Bay

great neighborhood place with fresh, well-prepared food. we tried salads, sushi, soups... no complaints at all.. a little tired on the inside, but who cares... a new go-to place when friends want Japanese More

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Eat @ ThaiEat @ Thai
7 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Berkeley, East Bay

Our favorite Thai restaurant in The Berkeley/Richmond area. Can’t understand why it isn’t always jammed packed. It makes it that much easier to just drop in! More

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ZINOZINO
133 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Berkeley, East Bay

Food and service is very good here. My only complaint is the over inflated price of a martini. Also, I hate the little sawed off wine glass that they serve them in. I like a large, classic martini in a traditional V shaped stemmed glass. More

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Mount Everest RestaurantMount Everest Restaurant
47 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

The main reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because cold air was blowing on us the entire meal and I had to wear my coat while dining. I noticed others doing that as well. Both food and service was great. We particularly enjoyed the Daal Maakhani with black lentils instead of the usual yellow. Wonderful nutty flavor. More

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Plearn ThaiPlearn Thai
43 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Berkeley, East Bay

Good food, average price, good service in light of only 1 waitress. Food was served 1 dish at a time based on when prepared. Last dish quite slow because ran out of tofu and had to go out and get it. However the food and quietness lent to our definitely returning Took other reviewer comments under consideration and did not order any meal with a red pepper icon. Yet, 1 meal was still a bit spicey More

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Ijo IzakayaIjo Izakaya
7 reviews
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Japanese | Berkeley, East Bay

Take2! Enjoyed it! More

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Fondue FredFondue Fred
37 reviews
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Fondue | Berkeley, East Bay

Get in before they're gone! :(. The dinner fondues are amazing. Chocolate wasn't that great, but it was good. Tough to go wrong with melted chocolate. More

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Henry's - Graduate BerkeleyHenry's - Graduate Berkeley
209 reviews
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Californian | Berkeley, East Bay

Henry's accommodated our large party for graduation and did a great job! The service and food were excellent. Great lounge space to hang out with friends and family! More

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Bay Grille & BarBay Grille & Bar
139 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay

Graduation. Our waitress was great. They are having construction though so no view of Mariana. Food was good and they accommodated allergies. More

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Namaste Madreas CuisineNamaste Madreas Cuisine
39 reviews
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Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

I have eaten at Namaste twice. The food and service are excellent in this beautiful restaurant. Once I was with a friend from Bangladesh who stated it served authentic regional cuisine. Although Berkeley is full of great restaurants, the outstanding feature of this restaurant is that it is really, really quiet (due to extremely high ceilings?) so conversation is easy for all patrons at a table for six or eight. Although the truth is that our group was at the restaurant from 6 to 7:30 when there were relatively few patrons so the noise level was low in any event. However I believe it would be relatively quiet even when truly busy. Highly recommended More

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Mehak Indian CuisineMehak Indian Cuisine
10 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

I had lunch there and the food and service were excellent. I prefer mildly spicy and it was just right. Prices were very reasonable for lunch. A nice addition to the neighborhood! The naan was super good and had a nice garlic flavor. More

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Berkeley Diners' Choice Winners

Berkeley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Rivoli RestaurantRivoli Restaurant
2989 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay

A great place for foodies and special occasions. Went there with my hubby for our wedding anniversary on a Monday which was surprisingly busy. Had the crab cake (note the singular description) but had a wonderful salad with the crab cake. Hubby had the mushroom fritters. Both dishes were delicious. Would have like two crab cakes for the price. We both had the king salmon for the main course. Both were perfectly cooked. Had the sticky toffee pudding but it tasted like a caramel cake. I guess it’s the British version of a pudding. Service was spotty. Our server provided great wine and food info but we couldn’t get his attention to order our main course wines and our check. Overall, we had a great experience. More

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FinfineFinfine
41 reviews
$$$$
Ethiopian | Berkeley, East Bay

Delicious food and friendly service - it’s a family favorite restaurant. More

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Corso RistoranteCorso Ristorante
2215 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

As frequent diners at Corso, we love to introduce it our friends. As usual, we got raves for the food and service. It's rare to find anything so predictably excellent. More

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Creekwood RestaurantCreekwood Restaurant
174 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Great food and amazing service. Small neighborhood place with great flavors and an owner that really has taken the trouble over the ambiance, decor and food. The service was top notch too and they have a solid and reasonable wine list. More

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Julia's RestaurantJulia's Restaurant
1031 reviews
$$$$
French | Berkeley, East Bay

Beautiful place in a great location. Loved being able to sit and talk with friends and not deal with a noisy restaurant. Very elegant! More

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Riva CucinaRiva Cucina
1044 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Wonderful food. Nice variety. My wife’s pasta melted in your mouth. The wild boar sausage dish had excellent mix of other flavors from wild mushrooms. The scallop appetizer was also wonderful. More

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Longbranch SaloonLongbranch Saloon
375 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay

Service was great!! We had a large party and they were fantastic! Food was terrific. Cheese curds our if this world! Highly recommend. More

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donato&co.donato&co.
478 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Excellent meal. The food was of great quality. Simple dishes but high quality produces. Desserts are particularly good and original. You should try the meringue 😊 Highly recommend More

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Limewood Bar & RestaurantLimewood Bar & Restaurant
651 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay

We went for lunch. the food was excellent and reasonably priced. Moreover, the staff was particularly attentive to my six-year-old granddaughter. As she sat down, the hostess handed her crayons and a sheet with a castle design to color. The waiter brought her food, ordered from a kids' menu, immediately, rather than make her wait for the grown ups' food. Much appreciated. More

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Lucia'sLucia's
239 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay

Some of the best pizza I have ever had! The Dough was extraordinary. The service was outstanding and the desserts were delicious! I will definitely be coming back on my next trip to the Berkeley area. More

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